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The Wind Rises

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    GKids Acquires Rights to Studio Ghibli Doc 'The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness'

    Animation distributor GKids has acquired the North American rights to "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness," a new documentary about the powerhouse Japanese animation shop "Studio Ghibli."

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    Who Needs an Oscar Nomination? Sony's 'The Lunch Box' Is Best of the Limiteds

    A grab bag of new specialized openings were led by "The Lunch Box" (Sony Pictures Classics), a low-budget Indian film from a first-time director that nabbed attention at Cannes last May and showed significant early life in its two-city opening.

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    Taken Again: Liam Neeson's 'Non-Stop' Snatches The Top Box-Office Slot; 'Frozen' Hits The $1 Billion Mark

    If it felt like a forgettable and rather dead weekend at the box office, that’s because it was. Studios typically don’t release major films in theaters the weekend of the Academy Awards, the conventional wisdom being that everyone’s going to be watching the awards, gearing up for the awards, and or ...

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    'Non-Stop' and 'Son of God' Continue 2014 Box Office Roll

    Marking the 14th straight weekend of improved grosses over 2013, two less-heralded new releases scored strong Friday returns. Number one for the day is the French/US co-production "Non-Stop," starring Liam Neeson. Close behind at #2 is "Son of God," a theatrical version of the successful cable minis...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Wind Rises' and 'Elaine Stritch' Pull Crowds, 'In Secret' Sags

    The range of new art films this weeks shows the diversity of the specialized world, with an acclaimed animated feature, another show business documentary, two subtitled films and a higher-budget period drama all debuting to quite variable results. "The Wind Rises" and "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" are ...

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    Three Films to See in Theaters This Weekend (and Two to Skip)

    This weekend's your chance to catch two Foreign Language Oscar hopefuls -- Palestine's "Omar" and erstwhile Romanian contender "Child's Pose." Also, head to the English-language revamp of Hayao Miyazaki's farewell feature film "The Wind Rises," with its star-studded voice cast, but heed critics' adv...

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    The Wind Rises

    Certainly no one else would render such a story in old-school, hand-drawn animation instead of surrendering to modern CGI. But that’s what makes Miyazaki unique.

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    From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

    When it premiered at the Venice Film Festival back in August, "The Wind Rises," which hits theaters this week, was accompanied by the announcement that it would be the last feature film from director Hayao Miyazaki. It may be that that turns out to be premature—the filmmaker has said as much several...

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    Review: Hayao Miyazaki's Fascinating And Beguiling 'The Wind Rises'

    Last year's Venice Film Festival saw a number of filmmakers push outside their comfort zone. Alfonso Cuarón made a 3D blockbuster set entirely in zero gravity. Kelly Reichardt made a thriller. Stephen Frears made a good movie. But no departure has been greater from a filmmaker than the one that Haya...

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